Lighting Control for Lighting Quality

Lighting Control for Lighting Quality

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP Mr. DiLouie is Education Director for the Lighting Controls Association, a council of NEMA dedicated to educating the public about advanced lighting control. According to a study by the DesignLights Consortium,1 networked lighting controls can reduce energy consumption by an average of 47 percent. That makes control a powerful tool in managing energy costs, but it captures only Read more […]

ASC Publishes New Standards, Continues Work on Projects

ASC Publishes New Standards, Continues Work on Projects

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. David Richmond, Program Manager, Lighting Products and Systems, NEMA The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C136 is publishing two new outdoor lighting Standards: ANSI C136.42-2019 Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits and ANSI C136.48-2018 Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers. ANSI C136.42 defines the mechanical and electrical requirements for transforming installed high-intensity discharge roadway Read more […]

Outlook for the 116th Congress: Back to Business

Outlook for the 116th Congress: Back to Business

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA The 116th Congress convened on Thursday, January 3, 2019, with a bit of a hangover. Since December 22, 2018, certain portions of the federal government had been conducting only essential services because their authorized funding  had run out. Of course, the political maneuvering continued through the holiday season. The partial shutdown affecting Read more […]

Shirley Leviton Remembered as Industry Favorite

Shirley Leviton Remembered as Industry Favorite

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Shirley Leviton, a beloved leader in the electrical industry, passed away on January 3. Mrs. Leviton was an active member of the board of directors of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., and wife of the company’s former CEO and former NEMA Board member, the late Harold Leviton. “The many employees and people in the industry who came in contact with her sensed her compassion, elegance and intellect,” Leviton Read…

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Medical Device Display Requirements Are Key to Alleviating Safety Concerns

Medical Device Display Requirements Are Key to Alleviating Safety Concerns

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist, Chair, MITA Interventional Fluoroscopy Working Group; Senior Manager, XR/VL, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. A patient suffering from a heart attack is wheeled into the emergency room of a busy hospital. The doctor calls for an emergency angioplasty to quickly open the blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to his heart. ER workers set up and switch on an interventional fluoroscopy Read more […]

EMC Standards Advance Under USNC TAG

EMC Standards Advance Under USNC TAG

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Muhammad Ali, Program Manager, NEMA Work continues to move forward in international electromagnetic compatibility lighting Standards after numerous updates were added last year. Some of the major changes in the 9th edition of CISPR 15:2018, which was published in May, include: Radiated disturbance limits in 300 MHz to 1 GHz range New definitions for lighting equipment, functional earth, and protective Read more […]

We Are NEMA | Lighting Systems Division

We Are NEMA | Lighting Systems Division

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Clockwise, from top left: Joseph Eaves, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations; Craig Updyke, Director, Trade & Commercial Affairs, Government Relations; Michael Erbesfeld, Program Manager, Lighting Systems Standards; Mark Kohorst, Director – Environment, Health & Safety, Government Relations; David Richmond, Program Manager, Lighting Products & Systems, Operations; Karen Willis, Industry Read more […]

Lighting Group Thrives on Collaboration

Lighting Group Thrives on Collaboration

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Industry Director, Lighting Systems Division, NEMA The NEMA Lighting Systems Division, made up of five NEMA Product Sections, is a cohesive and collaborative group of Member organizations. The semiannual meetings of the Sections are well-attended, as are two Divisionwide forums conducted during the week, with Members initiating projects and having multiple cross-section discussions. It is this Read more […]

Light Improves Life: Advancements Lead to Productivity, Well-Being

Light Improves Life: Advancements Lead to Productivity, Well-Being

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Chris Holstein, Vice President of Product Management, Universal Lighting Technologies In our technologically advanced society, many things that make our lives better often go unnoticed as a part of our daily routines. One advanced technology we all experience in multiple ways every day is light. Change with the Times For a number of years, the lighting industry focused on how to make available light more Read more […]

From the Chairman | Quality of Light – Quality of Life

From the Chairman | Quality of Light – Quality of Life

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. The notion of quality can be elusive. In the manufacturing world, quality typically connotes a degree of excellence or a measurable standard by which we compare like items. To a consumer, however, quality can be all of that and much more. Quality can involve personally subjective attributes, such as style and taste. In the lighting world, both types of quality play an important role in our daily lives….

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